Road going cars are eligible to participate, and the vast majority of competitors will not need to fit a roll cage, fire extinguisher or harness to take part. Events take place over just a single day, avoiding the need to book accommodation.
The Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship operates similar technical rules to Lotus Cup Europe, with two separate championships for normally-aspirated Production cars and faster SuperSport cars. Drivers can easily graduate to racing once they are comfortable with their performance and ready to take the next step.
Each of the 2017 championship’s rounds has been selected for their suitability for all levels of experience and types of car, with a variety of venues ranging from sprint circuits, airfields and race tracks. These will include Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Cadwell Park race circuits where drivers will compete on the same bill as wheel to wheel race championships. There will also be a visit to the Lotus test track at Hethel as well as a return to Silverstone for MG Live and the classic sprint circuit of Curborough. The championship makes return visits to both Blyton Park and MIRA as well as its first ever visit to Rockingham. At each round competitors will get the opportunity to walk the course, before commencing with practice runs to learn the course. They will then have two or three chances to post their fastest time. Their best time from these two or three runs will be classified in the final results.
Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship is designed to be fun and sociable, creating an environment where Lotus owners can meet up whilst taking part in grass roots motor sport.